New book on socio-economic and political issues in the Qur’an

Book: Qurani Mutala’at -- Samaji, Ma’ashi wa Siyasi Masael kay Hawalay say (Urdu)
Publisher: Islamic Book Foundation, New Delhi
Year: 2014
Pages: 152
Price: Rs 120
The new Urdu book of AMU Islamic Studies Professor, Zafarul Islam Islahi (Qur’ani Mutala’at- Samaji, Maashi wa Siyasi Masail ke Hawale se ) was released by the eminent Islmic scholar and head of Jamaat-e Islami Hind, Maulana Sayyed Jalaluddin Umari in the valedictory session of the National Seminar organized by the Idara Tahqeeq on Tahzib wa Siyasat ki Ta’meer mein Islam ka kirdar on 23-24, Feb. 2914.

The book is divided into six chapters:
1. An Introduction to the Qur’an;
2. The Qur’anic concept of Ihsan;
3. Betterment of social life and Qur’ani guidelines and teachings;
4. Qur’anic injunctions in financial matters;
5. Women’s economic issues in the light of the Qur’an;
6. Politics and government - Qur’an’s guiding principles.

The work highlights the characteristics of the Holy Qur’an as the greatest book of Divine guidance mainly with references to the Qur’anic verses and then shows how this Book provides the best guidance to human beings to cope with their socio-economic and political problems in every period including modern times.

The contents of the book focus on the fact that it is through sincerely following the directives of the Qur’an and acting upon its teachings in every walk of life that man can attain social harmony, economic justice and a sound and just political system in the present day’s disturbed situation of the whole world.

A special feature of the book is its detailed discussion of the Qur’anic commands about financial matters and the economic rights of women in view of the Qur’an.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 May 2014 on page no. 21

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